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questions about what happened in benghazi. >>shepard: secretary of state, hillary clinton says she will step down soon after president obama's inauguration next year. and now, james is live on capitol hill. what is the thinking in washington, dc, about whether s rice could survive a confirmation hearing for the job? >>reporter: the leaks from senior officials that generated the stories were designed to gauge how much resistance ambassador rice will face in the not. a republican senator told me today there would be "an organized effort by a number of senators to make sure susan rice is not confirmed." the u.n. ambassador has had little to say publicly since september 16 when she pressed that narrative of the attacks in libya since discounted as false. >> does the president have confidence that susan rice could pass senate confirmation for any post? >> i will not engage in speculation about personnel matters. the president believes that ambassador rice has done an excellent job and is grateful for her service. >>reporter: other reports suggest the she could be named national security advisor a
between the white house and the state department. the white house saying well, you know, requests about diplomatic security don't really go through us. that's more through the state department. and then there was tension there and then when obama was asked about it, you know, do you stand with secretary clinton you know yeah the buck stops with me. every time you go into the details it always goes that would have been handled by the intelligence community. that's under investigation. it never -- exactly. >> bill: it's all under investigation. but here is -- i'm saying this with all due respect how big a fraud this is. if i'm in the washington press corps you know this press conference is a lot different than that because i basically say, mr. president, i'm a simple man, you know, i always start it with that to be humble. when did you know about -- president, when did you know about cia cia director petraeus' situation. what day? what hour did you know? if he dose it's under investigation i can't tell you. i go oh phooey phooey. that doesn't impede on any investigation. it's a question b
red state.com, you live in a bubble where reality rarely seeps in and obama is always one shadow away from the scandal that will end his presidency in disgrace. but there's a civil war under way in the alternate reality right now, the truth is trying to invade. there are strong forces working to repel it. there are people i'll call realists who recognize that change must occur or more electoral thumpings will happen. david frum is a leader of this group warning that the right wing media cabal can no longer be allowed to lead the party. >> the conservative followership has been fleeced, exploited and lived to by the conservative entertainment complex. >> bill crystal showed his maturity by saying compromise is valuable. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. it really won't i don't think. i don't really understand why respects don't take obama's offer. >> and seen sean hannity has gotten involved. >> i think you control the border first. you create a pathway for those people that are here. you don't say you got to go home. and that is a position th
more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaire, i personally don't believe there's one state in this country which agrees with that. that's why i'm very happy to see president obama suggesting he's going to get out of capitol hill. he's going to go on the road and explain that issue to the american people. i hope millions of folks all over this country from blue states, from red states, start calling up capitol hill, their congressmen, their senators and say the wealthiest people in this country have to start paying their fair share of taxes. >> senator, good to see you, as always. thank you so much. happy veterans day. >> you, too. >> jackie, speaking of revenue or tax, let me play for you what bill crystal said yesterday. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. it really won't, i don't think. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. maki after of the republicans voted democrat and half of them live in hollywood. >> are you taking that as an indication that the republicans mi
. then later by a texan. the reports state that the obama administration can decline to respond to a request and that it remains to be seen any type of response or recognition will be given to these petitions. martha: wet weather and falling temperatures are what folks are dealing with right now. that is making a miserable situation even worse for the victims of hurricane sandy this morning. folks lining up since early this morning at a distribution site to try to get their hands on some basic necessities and that's where we find our reporter, jonathan hunt, live in brooklyn, new york, this morning. how are they doing there this morning, jonathan? >> they're doing best they can, frankly, martha. this has become a daily routine for many of these people on coney island. the sun comes up with it the lines start forming. what they're here to pick up and what will be laid out along all these tables over the next few minutes are the very basics, food, water, d on theaning supplies. tables. the line will file around and they will be able to take what they believe they need. they spoke to a couple o
. you're not going to tell the president of the united states that his cia director is part of an fbi investigation? flawed investigation or not, would this not be something that barack obama would want to know as fast as possible. >> thank you both for now. i'll turn now to somebody who will know probably a few answers to these questions. attorney general eric holder is also caught in the cross-fire on this scandal, facing questions about what he knew and why he didn't inform the president and congress sooner. michael mukazy was a former attorney general and joins me now. welcome. >> good to see you again. before we go down this road i want to observe the day by thanking the people in the military, veterans and their families. >> very much so. >> who served this country and make discussions like this and debates like we have been having the last couple weeks possible. >> i totally endorse that. but what do you make of this scandal? because it seems to get more ridiculous in some ways and yet possibly more serious the more we hear about it. >> well, it has as you've pointed out elemen
an investigation. did the president do nothing? and did he didn't tell president obama, why not? is it time for him to be summoned to testimony. roberto gonzalez joins us. how do we determine that the attorney general of the united states should have told the president there was a federal investigation going on of the c.i.a. director assuming that he did not? >> well, i can't speak to what goes on within this administration. i can tell you this. if bob moehler had come to me and advised me that c.i.a. director was having an affair. i would have notified the president of united states. because it reflects extremely poor judgment. i believe the president would want to know that kind of information. in addition to that. at the time that it apparently holder was aware of this, the investigation as to whether or not there was a security breach, i believe had not been completed. as a result, i think it would have been important for the president and for the information to take appropriate steps to ensure that there would not be any damage done in that security. so you take appropriate steps to respond to
this morning. it's the first visit ever by a united states president to cambodia. coming up for you at 8:15, why a meeting between president obama and the cambodian prime minister was a bit tense. >>> it is 8:04. top oakland police officials are the targets of some sharp criticism it's coming from the department's own police union. the oakland tribune reports the police union filed a harsh critique in court. it accuses department leaders of misleading the public about implementing court-ordered reforms stemming from the 2003 ryders case. this all comes as the department faces a federal takeover. on december 13th, a judge will hear arguments on whether to appoint a federal receiver. >>> while the ross mirkarimi case is still fresh on many friends, an event is promoting an end to violence againstwomen. the sheriff and his family have been invited to the annual mission district healing arts festival. organizers say the event gives men and women who have endured violence a space to heal. mirkarimi is on probation after pleading guilty in march to a misdemeanor false imprisonment for a new ye
carry wisconsin! >> reporter: the president wins 330-some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so. because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people -- intended or not, we have got divided government. >> reporter: you don't think there is a mandate here? >> i don't. because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means i think both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have a
susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she made days aft attack on the u.s. con-- after the attack on the u.s. consal lat in benghazi. president obama had sharp words for those lawmakers. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the commander in chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: back on the sex scandal, paula broadwell, the woman at center of the sex scandal and petraeus' mistress, has been staying at her brother's house in northwest d.c. cameras have been camped out there for days. we're also learning that the f.b.i. agent frederick humphries was the one who uncovered the scandal after complaints from tampa socialite jill kelley. humphries saw these e-mails written by broadwell. again petraeus' mistress. sent to kelley whom she apparently saw as a rival for petraeus' affections. so this is a very tangled web that more and more people are being caught up in. back to you. >> all right, surae chinn reportin
. >>> an online petition requesting texas to withdraw from the united states received enough signatures for the white house to respond. it asks president obama to grant the secession. it has received more than 34,000 signatures, and any petition filed with whitehouse.gov that gets more than 25,000 signatures gets an official response. >>> george allen dupt know what's next for him, but one thing he has decided is he will not run for political office then. the former governor and senator lost the senate race to tim kaine last week by more than 200,000 votes. he told the richmond dispatch and he and his wife poured their hearts into this campaign, and they're trying to figure out the next step. >>> a proposed rapid bus system in montgomery county is too expensive and will take too long to build. that's according to county executive isaiah leggett. he says that ten-route system couldn't be built in what he calls a reasonable time frame. county planners say the system could be up in the next 30 years. that will help ease congestion through heavily traveled areas like rockville pike. >>> vir
and campaigns to get the electoral votes from your state. how surprised are you by that? >> well, i was very pleased by the result. i was just sorry that it took so long. but to get those 29 electoral votes from florida in president obama's column was a big deal. it was wonderful to have it happen. it felt like that was going to happen toward the end of the campaign. i went to rallies with him in hollywood and orlando and other parts of the state, in tampa, st. petersburg with president clinton. you could feel the passion and the energy on the ground. so the fact that he won it was wonderful. it was a little icing on the cake, like i say, very proud for our president and our florida. >> let's show everybody. the final vote count in florida shows president obama eking out this slim win. 74,000 of vote victory. but it was the second straight time that he carried the state. it has been solidly republican in the past. do you think florida is more blue or purplish nowadays going forward? >> it's sort of a purple-blue, if you will. i think that you're right. in past elections, george bush did very
the affordable health care act commonly called obama care. the governor says alabama will not expand state medicaid programs because the state can't afford it. states have until this friday to announce if they will participate in an exchange program. >>> and democratic congressman jesse jackson junior is out of mayo clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, despite embroiled in a house ethics investigation for misuse of campaign funds. he won re-election last week, he has been on leave of absence since june. >>> and john mcafee says he is innocent of murder and is on the run from authorities in central america. he is wanted in belize for questioning after his neighbor, a u.s. citizen, was found shot to death last weekend. mcafee left his namesake internet security firm in 1994. >>> and massachusetts police say an er doctor driving drunk and on pills caused this unbelievable crash. it wasn't even 9:00 in the morning when police say the woman behind the wheel hit a delivery truck in a parking lot, ran into a fence twice, sheered a post in two, and then went airborne, crashing into
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to the top candidate to replace y clinton as secretary of state. rice was asked about her future plans on monday. >> i love my job here in the united nations. i always have. i always will. especially today. i look forward to serving as long as president obama would like to. >> the obama administration has announced it will likely decide in the coming weeks on the role of u.s. troops in afghanistan after a scheduled withdrawal in 2014. on monday, defense secretary leon panetta said although the majority of u.s. forces will return home, and unspecified number could stay behind to continue military operations. new government data shows the year-to-date time from january to october was the warmest ever recorded for the contiguous united states. according to the national climatic data center, the national temperature was 3.4 degrees fahrenheit higher than the 20th century average, and more than one degree higher than the previous record for the first 10 months of the year. october's cooler to buttress ended a streak of 16 consecutive warmer than average months, but this year is still on pac
is administration officials are already suggesting to congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass. >> new york state alone is estimated storm damage at $50 billion. that would make sandy the second most expensive storm in u.s. history after only katrina. >>> airline officials say more pilots are leaving the job and government rules require new pilots to have much more flight experience. >> this strikes me as a cynical effort on the part of some in the industry to cry wolf. >> look at what happened in the pit. things got a little hot at the nascar race. >>> nfl commissioner roger goodell said the high quality of hd tv is hurting the games because the experience of watching at home is so good. is it, though, say guys with wives? >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. investigators want to know why it took so long to learn of the affair. >> another woman said she received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mystery. bob ohr is in washington. >> all this started a few months ago when a woman in tampa got harassing e-mails she turned over to the fbi. they were tracked
there. >>> this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in australia for a summit on strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from other countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week for historic visits to myanmar and cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas, which were really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock. >> when asked about a potential future run for the white house, ryan said it was the last thing on his mind right now. he's looking forward to sleeping, probably. >>> time, now, for this morning's we
couldn't have made this case up. >>> president obama will likely nominate u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> evacuated south of san francisco, huge water main break, cars up to their tires in water and mud. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy and every dramatic moment, all of it captured on camera. >> all that -- >> oh! >> unbelievable grab for a touchdown! >> and all that matters. >> very disappointing. struggled for about three months to get this ticket going. losing never feels good. >> on "cbs this morning." >> general petraeus has an affair with his biographer, which means from now on he will only be having sex with his autobiographer. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping in the west, the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus spreads in an unexpected new direction. the pentagon is now investigating what it calls inappro
that their states be allowed to secede from the union on the heels of president obama's re-election. one petition from texas has 70,000 signatures last week. last week by the way texas gop official peter morrison wrote a column asking for a, quote, amicable divorce from what he called the maggots, his words, those who re-elected president obama. we'll hear -- well, how about the texas governor rick perry, by the way, who said this on the issue of secession back in 2009. >> texas is a unique place. when we came in the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that. we got a great union. there's absolutely no reason to dissolve it, but if washington continues to thumb their nose at the american people, you know, who knows what may come out of that. >> first of all, all that nonsengs about texas having the option to leave when it wanted to a inaccurate. governor perry believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it. he also shares the frustrations many americans have with our federal government. now more than ever our count
at the marriage gap and why president obama owes single men and women a big thanks. >>> but thirst, today's trivia question -- what is the largest number of states won by a losing candidate in a presidential election? tweet me the answer @chucktodddailyrundown. coming up. lists all done. raise the roof! no one says that anymore, mom. [ woman ] raise the roof! ah? raise the roof! [ male announcer ] it's our biggest toy rollback of the year. find hundreds of rollbacks on the season's hottest toys in stores now, from america's gift headquarters, walmart. and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call
list or perhaps the front oner for hillary clinton's job. now secretary of state. she has been relatively quiet during barack obama four years until lately. now i think all of our viewers know her because she went on all the sunday talk shows and told us everything that happened in benghazi was linked to this video which we know is not the case. can we ascend into the cabinet into this position in the cabinet given that? >> i think she would have a tough time in a confirmation hearing. a lot of the republicans and democrats have concerns about what happened in benghazi and the situation surround the attack on our consulate that resulted in four americans dying including our ambassador. her comments did not stand the test of credibility in the days after we learned more about what actually happened in benghazi. she has a lot of the questions to answer in a public hearing. john kerry has run for president. he ran to be commander-in-chief. his record has been scrutinize. susan rice does not have a great track record of public exposure of her performance in office and i think she w
obama is the winner but just by a little more than 70,000 votes and that hooray was not for obama, it is because it is finally finished. governor rick scott has called for a review of the voting process in his state. we have asked governor scott to come on this program to explain just what happened in his state because it ain't like they didn't have warning that there would be a lot of lines with a long, long ballot. but he's declined three days straight. today he's attending a veterans parade in jacksonville, florida, at this hour. we'd like the governor and his office to know that we're going to keep on asking until he explains why the long ballot and cutting of the early voting was cut short. >>> we heard minutes ago from dana bash on the fiscal cliff negotiations and now i want to go to wolf blitzer on the tax issue. we heard a sharp distinction between taxes and raising income, the tax rates themselves, and now comes this potential bombshell from very powerful conservative commentator bill kristol. have a listen. >> the leadership in the conservative movement needs to flow ba
. every battleground state with the exception of north carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people intended or not, we've got divided government. >> reporter: but there was one issue that the president campaigned on, it was raising taxes on the wealthy. every, single speech he gave. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: doesn't he have a mandate there? the top earners? seeing them play more of their fair share, as the president put it. >> you can do that through loopholes without compromising growth. but what we have learned, history and economics, is that you keep raising tax rates on job creators, it will cost us jobs. >> reporter: could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising taxes. this is -- >> reporter: you don't support it? >> i don't support raising tax rates. >> reporter: ryan talked to us about how his family took the loss, beginning with his 78-year-old mother. what did your mom tell you after the loss? >> she was proud of me. >> reporter: she was a celebrit
states and federal government oversees the industry known as compound and pharmacies. "washington journal" is next. host: medicare premiums are set to rise. president obama sets a trip to asia today. he and other capital hill leaders sat down yesterday. a special willingness to work together. for our first 45 minutes we want to see about your ability and confidence and congressional leaders. here is how you can call in this morning two-way end. -- two ways. you can tweet us or send an email. we invite you to check out our facebook page. the headlines for this meeting yesterday reflect the same type of town seen in the washington post this morning. a picture of president obama and john boehner. the upbeat tone was a dramatic shift from recent years when the president and a gop fortified by anti-government activists clashed repeatedly over spending and taxes. if he were to go to yesterday's new york times, they have a listening are at least pictures of the key leaders that will be involved in this process. to show you where they stand specifically on some issues, here is the president sayin
of their slow response time. >>> senators from ten different states are asking for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia among others sent a letter to president obama suggesting he add more to emergency assistance programs. >>> a mud slide has stranded people inside their homes near san francisco. a cast iron pipe attached to a water tank ruptured yesterday. it spent 40,000 gallons of water rushing out. crews are digging out cars from the mud. none of the mess got inside the home. >>> the premature birth rate in america is the lowest it's been in a decade. a report from the march of dimes pound the preterm birth rate in 2011 was 11.7%. the birth rate peaked at 12.8% in 2006. a baby is considered preterm if he or she is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. according to the march of dimes, the decline is thanks to actions taken by health officials to address prenatal health. >>> that morning cup of joe might just give you a brighter outlook on life. german researchers gave volunteers the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee. they were able to pick out posi
carren, 9news now. >> president obama will not only have to nominate a new cia director, he will also have to choose his next secretary of state. there hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post and cbs news learned u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is resigning as well. she's been criticized for her assessments that the attacks in benghazi were prompted by a spontaneous protest rather than terrorism. >>> metro already focusing on the inauguration. today the system started taking online orders for its commemorative 2013 inaugural smart trip cards. they feature a picture of president obama. the card comes with preloaded for a one day pass offering unlimited travel on metro rail on the day it is first used. the cost? $15. you can also use the smart trip as a flash pass for unlimited metrobus travel on inauguration day. ♪ >>> doesn't it look fun? the game is called call of duty black ops 2 but the real name of the game is making money. this video game is not only expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, but since the game came out last night at midnight
to actually have a budget for the first time in four years for the united states of america. and again, barack obama is going to look at his legacy and looking at markets. he has a terrific opportunity right here and right now to embrace small business, get the markets growing again and really do a lot for his legacy in the long run. rick: simon, americans do seem to want to see a certain level of cooperation between the parties. you know, but this is a president who has not really shown a willingness to reach across the aisle. now in his second term does that change? >> well, i don't agree with the first statement but i think that he has made it clear from his statements of the last few days that he expects to work with john boehner and republicans and mitch mcconnell in the senate to try to, you know, tackle a few big things. i think one of the things my, the other guest said, which is just fallacious and wrong and shouldn't be repeated is that the idea that the raising rates on people over $250,000 is going to hit a majority of small business owners. >> simon, y a small business. you're a p
obama, what do you want, president obama won the popular vote, three and a half million. he won the electoral college by 126-vote margin. that's pretty substantial. he won eight out of nine battleground states. only lost north carolina by less than 100,000 votes. democrats picked up, held on to the senate and everybody said they were going to lose it. not only held on to the senate, picture up two seats in the senate and democrats picture up eight to ten seats -- some seats are still not called yet. in the house of representatives. so it was a romp for democrats. they didn't take back control of the house. but there's no doubt about it. the american people rejected romney and ryan. all right. talk about good democratic members of the congress, back in town barbara lee from california is and she'll be here today. so will donna edwards from the state of maryland and of course, eliot spitzer host of "viewpoint" on current tv joins us as he does every wednesday morning. and here's the deal. here's the question. one fin
this morning, the superintendent of montgomery county public schools will deliver his first state of the school address. the event is free and open to the public at the music center at strathmore. it begins at 7:30. >>> president barack obama honoring the nation's veterans at a solemn ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. he says no ceremony or par he had is enough to truly honor the service of our country's men and women in uniform. on the anniversary of the vietnam war, there was a special ceremony at the vietnam war memorial. it is also marking the anniversary of the memorial. >>> over at the most eastent addition to the national mall, a ceremony honoring the aging world war ii vets. there are a couple of more events around our region today. officially, veterans day was yesterday but it is being observed today so no post office and government workers have the day off. >>> a slippery situation at one airport. a plane flies right off the runway. >>> a tragedy at a home for seniors. a menu of wild mushrooms that proved to be deadly. stay with us. we'll be right ba
. then they find the e-mails. with petraeus. you really could not make it up. tomorrow, president obama will speak about this, if anyone asks him about it. likely john kerry will be announced as defense secretary and susan rice, ambassador will be announced for secretary of state. what do you think of that? >> the question we posed in the tease in the last block do you think you are safer with john kerry as a defense secretary, and susan rice as secretary of state, versus what you have right now. you have a general, four-star, maybe a five star general keeping the place safe. john kerry is the one you want? i don't think so. >> eric: the highly decorated soldier of any other soldier that ever held that -- >> eric: did he decide to keep silver stars or renounce them and throw them over the -- >> bob: he earned silver stars. >> eric: he denounced the service. >> bob: because of an illegal war. >> dana: it was reported today that eric holder will probably stay as attorney general. >> greg: that excites me because i'm a huge fan. it's incredible how the administration fail up. susan rice is appointing
said you couldn't have made this case up. >> president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> a scandal on "sesame street." the puppeteer who performs as elmo admitted to having a relationship with a teenager. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy. every dramatic moment, all of it captured on camera. >> oh! >> unbelievable pass for a touchdown! the steelers survive in overtime 16-13. >> all all that matters. >> you struggle for about three months to get this ticket going. losing never feels good. >> on "cbs this morning." >> general petraeus had an affair with his biographer, which means from now on, he'll only be having sex with his auto biographer. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." while you were sleeping, the scandal that brought down david petraeus spread in an unexpected new direction. the pentagon investigating what it calls inappropriate communications from gener
. and it was litigated on the tax issue and on the tax issue obama won the argument. moving into the fiscal cliff situation, he has a strong hand. the public is with him. >> bill: right. 49% say states should legally recognize same-sex marriages. >> of course, you saw big wins in maryland, defeated in minnesota. so moving forward -- maine -- so moving forward. that's the first time that you saw -- put it to a popular vote. those issues go forward. the numbers nationally are still divided but again i think a pivotal moment and those numbers again with the demographics will only grow and grow and grow. >> bill: on immigration reform, which i found interesting, of course, the difference is president obama had a comprehensive immigration reform package. mitt romney said people should self-deport. 65% of americans in this -- a week ago today said most illegal immigrants should be offered a chance to apply for citizenship. not sent back to mexico or wherever. >> you saw right after the election, prominent republicans come out and say okay, w
you stop the rocket fire. >> the united states has played its hand certainly in a way that -- that helps netanyahu. the u.s., president obama said personally from the beginning, that the cause of this conflict is hamas rocket attacks on israel. and the intolerable suffering that that causes for israeli population. so he's squarely placed the blame on hamas. at the same time, obama has been working with his contacts in the region. he's been on the phone to president morsi in egypt, to the prime minister in turkey. now we see the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon heading to cairo. all these diplomatic efforts are also being brought into play. i think, again, it will come down to whether egypt is prepared to exert leverage and pay some capital with its own militant wing to bring hamas into some kind of cease-fire. >> and can the u.s. use as a stick in this diplomacy the billions of dollars in aid that we give to egypt? >> conceivably, that would be possible, norah. i think the u.s. has been very reluctant to play that card so far. one reason we continue to be able to tal
, these are entities that have a lot of congressional districts throughout the united states. you are putting pressure on people that have a lot of tentacles. if you can't do it with the small businesses in as efficient way. >> some of the business leaders were pro obama and there's no doubt he won't back down on his call to have the richer pay more taxes. >> you say he is going to? >> no, no way in the world. he campaigned on it every single step of the day. >> why not do what lbj and bill clinton and ronald reagan did and smooze with the speaker of the house? he's the one you have to win over. >> it starts friday. they have arranged a meeting. it will be their first since july they all sat around the table together. everyone up on the hill said he needed to do more of it. i don't think anybody at the white house would deny he has to do more outreach. we will see. >> it headaches sense. if you get a deal, and it might be now tenth bush era tax cuts might be linked to the deficit and it might not be so much a cliff as little one of bumps in the road. >> we will watch and see what happens. >> up next,
in a constant state of whiplash all the time. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- president obama talking tough in defense of his u.n. ambassador and in advance of important economic talks with congress. >> mr. obama also commenting for the first time on the firestorm around his former cia chief. it is thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, that hour-long news conference at the white house yesterday had a little bit of everything on plenty of hot button topics. good morning, everybody on this thursday. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get to the president and the latest with the women, plural, in the petraeus scandal straight ahead. also, we're going to hear from mitt romney for the first time since his election. what he is saying about obama campaign tactics raising a couple eyebrows. >>> then an inspiring story, the young lady who ran a long, a really, really long way. mostly barefoot on top of that. why she did it coming up. >> she is going to need a pedicure. >> ooh, man, bunnion city. >>> are you hungry this mor
, where a pretty fiery president obama ready to take off the gloves, if the republicans want to fight. the president clearly stating two key demands during his first news conference, ever since winning re-election. the first on taxes and the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford, and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president also making clear that he has susan rice's back. that's his ambassador, the embattled u.s. ambassador to the united nations. initially she said that that september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. well, now two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block her nomination if, in fact, she is picked to be the next secretary of state. that had the president very anger. here's what he said. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian is in washington, d.c., this morning. le
and a path to citizenship for immigrants already in the united states. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is with us from d.c. jessica, is the obama administration saying anything about the graham and schumer plan as it starts to formulate here? >> hey, ted. they haven't commented on the plan so far this week, but graham and schumer are re-engaging on a proposal that those two senators first outlined in march of 2010, and the white house supported that r proposal then. that proposal has four specific components, not just tightening the bord, but the key component is a biometrics social security card so only those here legally can be hired. that is sort of can considered the key linchpin that could get a lot of republicans on board. also a path to legalization, a process for admitting temporary workers. it sort of is considered a framework for a comprehensive plan that the white house said they very much would like to get done for the president in the second term. >> what about the timing? why now? why is this being brought up after the election? there is exit polling that s
to help him. president obama's committed to comprehensive immigration reform. i looked the other day, 90% of hispanics have parents or grandparents who immigrated to the united states from another country. that's why the republicans should be afraid. ther they should help us -- >> i don't think they have to be afraid. >> mitt romney talked about self-deportation, that turned off a lot of folks out there. >> i think self-deportation is what president obama did when he cratered the economy and kept it struggling. no jobs for people to come here to get. >> you can't exactly blame the president -- he inherited a pretty bad economy. >> he did. but he's also deported more illegal aliens than any president in american history. >> executive order came back. >> but democrats are winning the hispanic vote, why? it's not just tone. it's because of the approach you take. this is a country for everybody. not one group or another group. but this is a country for everybody. that's who the republican party has always been. we just need to remember who we are. >> didn't romney 'em base sb-1070? that also
chronicle," less than a week from president obama's election, petition from texans to secede from the union. similar petitions have been filed on the white house website from a number of states from florida to oregon. the white house has promised any petition that gained more than 25,000 signatures would get serious going over. and way to be constructive, guys. >>> the washington post, holiday shopping. >> it is. >> created a new term in the retail wars, black thanksgiving, big box stores like walmart, toys r us, and sears would open their doors at 8:00 in the evening on thanksgiving day instead of at midnight. retailers are trying to make the most of what could be an average at best shopping season. time to go to politico. >> don't you sit around at night watching football games or the first christmas show, like rudolph? >> yeah, it's family night, but then again, the economy needs it, so i'm not sure. >> did you see bobby jindal? >> yeah, saying what you said. let's go to the politico playbook's executive editor jim vandehei. in the wake of mitt romney's loss, how are folks in the gop lik
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